‘The Appalachian Trail’ Book Review

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on September 23, 2012

The Appalachian Trail
By Brian B. King
Hardcover, 336 pages ($50)

With more than 300 current color photos, additional vintage images, archival documents and maps, this handsome collection celebrates the history, natural beauty and cultural significance of American’s most iconic hiking trail, which stretches across 14 states from Maine to Georgia. Bill Bryson, author of “A Walk in the Woods,” which documented his attempt to hike the trail’s full length, provides a foreward, and a removable, full-size reproduction of the official National Park Service’s map of the entire 2,000-mile route is folded into a convenient pocket in the back of the book—in case you’re inspired to plan your own trip!

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